I know. Two!
Perhaps I’ve learned a bit of restraint (not likely) or else everyone stocked up for the long holiday with unwelcome guest Earl, or maybe I just happen to have half the library’s collection on my night table. Regardless of the reason, I didn’t see much that grabbed my attention this week.
Which, given the stacks of books I already have checked out, is a good thing.
Here are the two books I got:
I was just browsing in the short story section of the library when I stumbled across this one and snatched it up. I just finished (and loved) The Queen of Palmyra,Iso I’m interested in reading Minrose Gwin’s first book.
According to her website, “[i]n this brave and beautifully composed tribute to her mother, Minrose Gwin accomplishes something rare in the craft of the memoir: not merely a record of a devastating mother-daughter relationship but a redemptive act of artistic witness as well. In telling the story of her mentally ill poet mother, Erin Taylor Clayton Pitner, Gwin looks backward and forward at a southern family, linking personal and cultural malaise while also attempting to envision the person her mother longed to be, the woman Gwin never knew.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire (The Captive Reader) and Marg (ReadingAdventures) that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!